Easy answers to some common questions.

Will we need to meet to discuss my Web site design?

It’s always nice to put a face to a name. We always recommend an initial meeting to learn more about your business and to discuss the direction of your website. Any follow up meetings are based on client needs and preferences; but once we’ve had that initial meeting with you, we’re good to go.

How long will it take to build my website?

We consider this a partnership. Of course, this is determined by the graphic and programming work that is involved in making your site function correctly. We also factor in how soon you can supply content for your website and feedback for each milestone we reach during the project.

How much will it cost to build a website?

The overall cost of a website is based on the work involved in accomplishing your web goals. The number of pages and functionality of your site is taken into consideration when providing you a proposal.

How many pages should my website have?

This really depends on the amount of content you want on your site and how to best organize it all. If you have a lot of content then we recommend organizing it in bite-size pieces for easy navigation and for keeping the attention of your audience.

Do you build e-commerce websites?

Yes. In order to recommend the best solution we would need to discuss the details of your site, such as, the type of items you wish to sell, how you’d like to receive payment and the plan of delivery for the items purchased. Some e-commerce solutions are straightforward and may simply require the use of a PayPal button while others require a little more planning and would be best served with the additional functionality of WordPress or the use of Shopify (an online application that allows you to create an online store).

What do you use to design and build a website?

The initial design is created in Photoshop, which makes it easier to edit. Once a design is approved, we begin the process of coding the design using HTML, PHP and jQuery along with a CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file. This code is what makes your web design function and look like the design that was created for your business. This is more technical information than you might need, but humor us–we really do love these programs!

What is Responsive Web Design?

Responsive Web Design is a term (coined by creator Ethan Marcotte) used to describe a website that has been designed and developed to change layout depending on the screen size the website is being viewed on, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free open-source blogging tool and is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in use on the Internet today. What makes WordPress so great is that it allows you to maintain control of your website by enabling you to make changes and updates to your website any time you want to. You can add or delete pages, upload new photos, and edit copy without the use of special software and knowledge of any Web programming.

Will my site be Search Engine friendly?

There are many elements that make a site search engine friendly, such as programming, web copy, and certain keywords that are specific when someone is searching the web. As far as programming, we’ve already got all your bases covered. If you’re unsure of the keywords that pertain to your business, we recommend using our copywriting services for a prime search engine friendly site.

What is the difference between a domain name and Web hosting?

The domain is the web address of your website and the web hosting is the service, which stores your web files in order for visitors to view your website. You can think of it this way: you bought an acre (the web hosting) and now you need to build a house (a website). In order for visitors to find your house, you will need to tell them your address (the domain).

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